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a live report coming up. >>> another big story. saved by inches. we believe with a terrifying ordeal during the height of the severe storm. in southeast a tree came crashing down on her car coming inches away from pinning her inside. we have the story you will see only on abc 7. >> saying her car in this tow lot, you could see the horror of what could have been. >> del in my car while i was driving. >> oh my god. >> she was driving on massachusetts avenue in southeast washington. a potent storm toppled a massive tree limb. it crushed her car. a shard crushed to the windshield, inches from a impaling this mother of two. >> i would have been dead. >> she somehow managed to scramble out of her ride it alive. >> we were crying. what's this stranger offered her shoulder. today, she finds comfort in her survival. the lasting trauma of this day. >> i just want to go home. >> ironically, some residents tell me they complain to the city a number of times about the tree and how far it was stretching out over the road. they say that city workers came out and proved a number of the branches, but
that size. >> that would require big tax increases and it's a job killer as it is. >> he did not come to this town to do little things. he came to do big things. >> it should be a busy monday. the president will hold a press conference on monday morning and resume negotiations with congressional leaders. jay korff, abc 7 news. >for>> for updates log on to our web site, wjla.com. >>> following a developing story. above camp david, fighter jets intercepted three small planes on the weekend for flying too close to the presidential retreat. it does not appear that the incidents are linked. investigators believe the pilots were likely inexperienced or not from the area. >> if you get your pre-flight briefing and have your charts and everything, it should not happen. >> president obama was at camp david when two of the incidents happened. the fighter jets were dispatched because the small planes or out of radio communication. the planes landed without incident. >>> a crash killed a woman in haymarket, virginia, sunday afternoon on james madison high way. the dodge caravan collided wisps of
. and a big mess left in this cul- de-sac. >> we were standing there four minute -- for a minute. >> b-w parkway a tree fell and stopped traffic. driver started removing some of the debris themselves from the southbound lane. >> we stood there for about an hour and got tired of waiting. >> the storm left quite a mess across our area for city crews can people to clean up on this holiday weekend. the fourth of july concert aerosolreversal the show must go on. >> thousands of people are waking up without power. 9200 customers out of power in northern virginia from dominion. 1100 for pepco. 236 for novec. 1600 for bge. to send your pictures of the storm, wjla.com. >>> preparations under way for tonight's big fourth of july concert on the national mall despite last night's storm. it went on as scheduled, the reversal. >> the‚ô™ >> jordin sparks will be singing. and jimmy smits will be hosting. >> to think about what the founding fathers put forward when they first go to that document and what it all means. >> comedian steve martin will perform tonight as a bluegrass musician. -brokethe conc
were completed overnight and service should be back to normal in time for the opening. >>> another big story, a break in a 10-year-old murder for hire case. the conviction of a fairfax county man on death row for nearly a decade was overturned. prosecutors had argued that he hired a man to murder petrole in 2001 but his family had maintained that just don't wolfe what was innocent. >> in january of 2002 woldfe was convicted of murder and was sent to prison as the youngest death row inmate in the state. yesterday that was overturned. >> this woman watched her son on death row in virginia for the past decade. >> in has been really hard. we just keep the faith and were hoping someday soon the truth would come out. >> a federal judge ruled on tuesday that her son was wrongfully convicted in the murder for hire plots that sent him to death row. in march of 2001 he was 20 and was accused of hiring a man to kill a drug supplier. wolfe had admitted to selling drugs, but claimed that he was innocent of the murder. the prosecution's witness later recanted his story. >> for him to live like that
. arkway was shu remain hbound lanes closed throughout much of this morning. >> our other big story. we could be just hours away from the final flight of the space shuttle program, that is if the weather holds up. k here from ve loo cape canaveral where atlantis at 11:26 ed to launch this morning. no-go is there is a 70% orecast due rain and thunderstorms. launch, the y ur-crew load will carr supplies to the international space station. new this morning, seven ople and a expected gunman are all dead after a shooting ree yesterday in grand apids, michigan. 34-year-old rodrick shonte dantzler shot seven people cluding his daughter and exgirlfriend before leading people on a chase and taking hostages. when andoff finally ended dantzler shot himself in the escaped.the hostages hours. s been a busy 24 meanwhile, two children still chain ng after a scary reaction crash on the beltway yesterday. >> that's right. e crash killed one man and left traffic snarled for hours. it all started with a flat ire. > police say around 6:00 the cadillac white a flat. ver to change behind amaritan stopped
, the bill is passed. >> the house bill raises the debt ceiling and makes room for big spending cuts and a balanced budget amendment, but it is expected to die in the senate. the senate plan would close some tax loopholes and make cuts to medicare and social security. president obama has. praised that has >>> there could be a deal to end the football lockout. they will gather in washington today to review proposed collective bargaining agreement. the associated press reports the deal has not been finalized and there's no guarantee the players will agree to that. >>> chipotle fans, your burrito may get even more costly. >> and we have a preview of how stocks are shaping up. linda bell is live in new york. >> good morning. a big day for the market's estimate. stock-index futures indicating gains ahead of this morning's opening bell. the earnings parade continues with results from united technologies intel, and american express. we are looking at apple shares after its blockbuster results last night. lockheed martin looking to cut even more workers. it is offering voluntary buyouts to 6
a 2 $3 trillion in spending cuts and a commitment to increase revenue. the president wants a big deal that includes spending cuts, reforms, and tax code changes. changes of that happening are slim. >> federal employees could be out of work tonight. they could lose the operating authority and unless congress reauthorize is a by midnight. if that does not happen, 4000 airline workers will be furloughed. air traffic controllers would not be affected by that. >>> the justice department as to mounting pressure on the news corps. >> apple may be eyeing who do -- hulu. >> good friday. >> the same to you. apple is considering making a bid hu for the hulu service. it could pose a challenge to donenetflix. there is a preliminary investigation into news corp related to the allegedhacking of 9/11 victims. the scandal could caught the eye of the scandal tour. followers can see the government relations office of rupert murdoch. there is also the congressional gym where anthony wiener worked out. the tour also includes the watergate complex. they will add the new stopped saturday after labor day wee
damage the engines. americans are celebrating their divorces in a big way. i will explain in my next report period of live and bloomberg headquarters in new york, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. >>> now 74 degrees, 74 degrees. >> still to come the hunt for serial rapist on the streets of georgetown. police need your help closing a cold case. >> more heat and humidity on the way. >>> 4:40 adam caskey in the belfort furniture weather center. warm and muggy, a typical july weather for washington. there are some clouds overhead. a few showers in roanoke and in the stanton area. there could be a few sprinkles in stanton. 77 degrees in hyattsville, 78 in the district, 71 in germantown 74 in springfield. a few upper 60's. 689 in olney. a mixture of sun and clouds today. highs around 90 degrees. we cannot rule out a few isolated storms, especially south of the metro, later on today. a better chance tomorrow afternoon. well combat -- welcome back. >>> around the beltway looks good. heading in and out of business district is fine. nowhere is on the 14th street b
place at george washington's mt. vernone estates. speakers urged the new americans to have big dreams and pursue them. >>> first lady michelle obama will help salute military families during tonight's washington nationals game. before the game, children from military families will escort her to firstthetghehe homeplate. >>> what were the fourth of july be without fireworks and a hot dog eating contest? >> 5 4 3 2, 1. >> joey chestnut scarfed down 623 hot dogs in 10 minutes. at coney island. he was a six short of his own record. meanwhile, sonya from alexandria won the women's contest. she downed 40 hot dogs. >> go sonya. >> what do you say after that? they at 102 hot dogs in 10 minutes. >> that is enough to make you what -- not want to eat breakfast. >>> that other main attraction on the national mall that is not over yet. >> >>> tuesday morning, july 5. we have one lingering sprinkle in southern maryland. zero weeks a frontal boundary that is south of the metro area. -- a weak frontal boundary that is south of the metro area. the specks of green on 301 is a sprinkle left over from la
and a big ofmup on the way by the end the week. that forecast in a few minutes. first, lisa baden. >>> there's a lot of construction around town, 66.icularly on all of that will be gone by the you get to the highway. going into maryland, southbound 270, looks great. nothing on interstate 70. good on the dulles toll road.d the looks good from 7 to tysons. westbound at glebe road, the construction leaguers until 7:00. quiet from bowie on 50. a good run in and out of baltimore. back to the news desk. >>> congress has one week now to the debt ceiling and prevent a default. president obama and house boehner are urging sidecans to support their s. the speaker said the president changed his demands. but presidents and and the republicans are holding the economy hostage. >> the american people may have voted for the government, but hey did not vote for a dysfunctional government. >> if you are spending more money than you are taking in, you need to spend less. >> senate democrats want to cut .7 trillion.tr neither their plan or the plan appears to be agreeable to the other side. >>> following breaki
's causing big problems for anyone forced to work outside. >> there's no rest for the weary. john gonzales has more. >> fire in virginia water in maryland two extremes, both pampered by the heatwave. >> on the day like this and they get overheated quickly. >> firefighters in alexandria are willing 115 pounds of gear. >> insulation in their equipment is there to protect them but it is trapping a lot of heat. >> paramedics on the verge of heat exhaustion. they are drinking water to quickly replenished what the humid air has taken. firefighters work on trying to salvage their house. a displaced president is worried about his mother's health. >> we have not had anything to drink. as soon as we get inside, we will drink some gator aid. >> the cruise in wheaton are preparing a 16-inch pipe. it's been a challenge for this family to keep their little ones cool. john gonzales, abc 7 news. >> we want to see how you are beating the heat. send your videos and pictures. >>> the space shuttle program will be history when atlantis returns to britain in just over an hour or. last night the astronauts rece
no other injuries. the cause is under investigation. >>> following two big developments in the showdown over the debt crisis. president obama will against the to the nation about his interest and during a news conference this morning. the president met with top congressional leaders last night. the senate minority leader mitch mcconnell called its a good session, but there's still no deal. abc 7 will carry the presidential news conference live. you can watch it on abc 7 at 11:00. >>> another credit agency is putting pressure on lawmakers to get their act together when it comes to raising the debt ceiling. >> and google continues to impress wall street. let's go to linda bell at bloomberg headquarters in new york for business news. >> good morning. let's begin mistress of google. they reported sales that exceed analysts' projections. the company has been pushing into a mobile and display advertising. more than 10 million users have signed up for its google plus service. we will get quarterly results from citigroup. moody's put pressure on lawmakers yesterday if to come up with a solutio
the happy meal. big change is coming to the golden arches. the redskins reached a deal with one star. and >>> wednesday morning 81 degrees at reagan national airport. comfortable temperatures across the area. a nice warm up later this morning. lowno fog. lisa baden will be here in a moment. in winchester, 68. in cumberland, 68, nothing on the satellite and radar. a few clouds right now. we will see that throughout the day time with a mixture of sunshine and clouds. temperatures will rebound to about 90 degrees. tonight, a few high clouds with nighttime lows in the 60's and low 70's. humidity cranking up a little tomorrow 89-93 degrees. the seven-day forecast in a few minutes. first, lisa baden. >>> it is a good morning. the major problems to report. clearing overnight construction so you should have the all clear. i have selected a couple cameras. this is the beltway at route 1 in college park. i am loving the trip at fedex field. look goods out of town at the wilson bridge. nowhere is on the virginia side in alexandria. the beltway is quiet. looks good on 270 out of frederick into m
. >>> hundreds of people face losing power due to a big problem between a condo association and pepco. the parkway condominiums in bladensburg. stephen tschida as the story you will see only on abc 7. >> the warnings took some residents by surprise. >> pepco distributed a notice monday that the power is going to be turned off. >> there are 108 units and there's fear about elevators no longer running fanlights and air-conditioning going off. >> i will have to rely on family. i don't know what other people will do. >> i pay $425 per month for a condo fees. >> that is supposed to cover the electric bill. angry owners confronted the board members responsible for paying the bills. they wanted to know why pepco did not get paid $90,000. >> we don't have the money to pay pepco at present. >> 20% of the units are in foreclosure and half of the other owners are behind on condo fees. >> in this room right now i could put my finger probably on less than 10 people who have paid their fees on a regular basis. >> but some owners did not by the explanation. >> even if people are not paying, you have
. no big traffic issues yet this morning. we will have a traffic report coming up, but first adam caskey. we have a major heatwave on the way. >> it's going to be a hot week. 100 degrees by the end of the workweek and into the upcoming weekend. first let's look at what's happening outside. the beautiful weather from the early part of the weekend will not be extended into this week. it is july, after all. clear skies overhead. under strong complex fallen apart over michigan. some of the left over cloud cover may blow over head later this morning and into the midday. overall, a sunny day. 71 in sterling, 73 in landover, 72 in alexandria, 71 in rockville. sen saturday, scattered clouds, 93 degrees. partly cloudy tomorrow, scattered storms. the best chance of storms all week is tomorrow, in the morning and in the afternoon. 101 degrees on friday. we will be facing heat advisory is at that point. back to you. >> thank you. >>> it's going to be a high today. i hope people enjoy the weekend. >>> coming up, we will find out if carmageddon really turned into a disaster for california commuters. >
midnight's on georgia avenue and university boulevard. it broke a window. >>> the big question today seems to be what is next for casey anthony? we could learn this morning whether she will be a free woman " whether she will serve more time in jail. >> she was acquitted of killing her two-year-old daughter, faces sentencing for lying to investigators. scott anderson has the latest. >> carl lawyer says the first verdict was defeated. >> the happiest moment came after the first not guilty because i knew that saved a life. >> juror number three says the case does not remove all suspicion. >> not guilty it does not mean anything. >> jennifer says there were too many unanswered questions. how did little caylee 9? >> how can you punish someone for something if you don't know what they'd did quit? it's lighted cigarettes along? >> it looks very bad. -- >> why did it take so long to report her daughter missing? >> it looks very bad. >> they think she's a monster but nothing could be further from the truth. >> she said she had a dream that tea party was pregnant and had thought about adopting and t
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